Anyone up for seeing a class project today? For my Advanced Computer Graphics class, we had to design a logo and tag line for a camp or retreat using Adobe Illustrator. Since I love coffee, I came up with the idea for a Barista Retreat, where you could go to learn how to make latte art. This site was my inspiration.
Here are printouts of my logos that I mounted onto a black presentation board to present to my teacher and class.
After doing thumbnail sketches to explore our ideas, we did a final drawing, scanned it, and drew it using Adobe Illustrator. We had to do a black and white version of our logo and a two-color version.
I also like being able to resize the electronic image to look like an icon.
Next we had to design a few patterns that we could turn into repeating tiles to be printed on things at this pretend camp, such as bed sheets, t-shirts, and mugs. I made over 12 patterns, but here’s a small sampling of some simple patterns to show you.
As you can see, I did a type pattern, a checkerboard pattern to mimic the texture of those cardboard coffee sleeves, steam swirls, and hearts inspired by coffee art.
I was happy with how this project turned out, and I was even happier to receive good feedback from my teacher. Best of all, I’m excited to finally know how to draw in Illustrator and how to make repeating patterns!
14 thoughts on “A Logo Design Project”
I agree, the first thing I thought of also was fabric, have you thought about entering a Spoonflower competition with your new skills!
I love the logo and I can almost smell the creamy crispness that is a delish coffee shop! YUM!! I’m really diggin’ the little hearts too! I know I’ve said it before, but seeing assignments from your classes really makes me want to head back to school!! Mah-valous dah-ling!
Wow! I’m super impressed. I’m muddling through learning Illustrator… you have done a great job!
Hi Terri! You see we all were thinking that there you have your first fabrics! Great work and the logo is good!
I’m happy to see that you enjoy your class! xxx Teje
You did an awesome job! And I’m jealous — your class assignments look much more like what I wish I were getting to do in class! This looks like you were building a line of fabrics. 🙂
Fabulous! I may have to search out a class like this at the local community college. I SOOOO want to learn some graphic design. I need a logo myself.
I especially like how your coffee swirl looks like a pine tree – prefect for a barista camp!
I want this in a fabric line please. Great Great Great. You once again impressed me. Keep it up. Love it!!!
Yes, I’m with the other girls – these need to be made into a fabric line – I love the repeating words and the hearts. Your camp logo is brilliant. So when will they be hitting your etsy shop pray tell 🙂
Awesome job Terri! Looks like fabric to me also.
I’m seeing some fabric designs in your future! Do you use a tablet to do these? Fantastic job!
Okay, here’s what I think: One of these days I’m going to be cutting YOUR name off the selvage edge and doing something fun with it!!
These are so great Terri!
I saw the photos before I read and was thinking how much I needed that fabric…especially the coffee text one. 🙂
I can’t wait to see what you come up with next and hopefully you will start selling soon.